Moya Lear, wife of aviation visionary Bill Lear and a visionary in her own right, died December 5 at her home in Verdi, Nev., just outside Reno. She was 86. A year ago, she had undergone surgery on a cancerous lung tumor, which was found to have returned last July.
The Airport Authority of Washoe County (AAWC) in Nevada recently dedicated the Reno/Tahoe International Airport’s B concourse in honor of business jet pioneers Bill and Moya Lear. Now known as the Lear Concourse, the 11-gate complex will have an exhibit of historical artifacts from the Lear archives.